Re: Question about snow cover in relation to hive entrance
I rarely worry about snow cover unless we've experienced heavy drifting. That's only happened twice with me and I really mean heavy drifting. Think of drifting to the point that the line of hives just looked like a wall of snow. In both those cases the snow was pretty light and after a couple of days I managed to walk out there and get most of the snowdrift shoveled down so that the entrance was visible. They still looked like they were in a tunnel but about a week after that things looked fairly normal again. I agree with Vance G in that a good cover is good insulation. Here in NE though, as it gets to maple syrup time, a heavy snow pack can melt down and get icy and I prefer the tops and entrances to be fairly clear by then.
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